Matthew Wehmeier ?15 was a Fulbright Fellow. The Fulbright Fellowship is a prestigious, competiti...

Matthew Wehmeier

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German, History

Current Position

Graduate Student, University of Chicago

Matthew Wehmeier ’15 is studying toward a master’s degree in history. He’s enrolled in the Master of Arts Program for the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Mr. Wehmeier attended Carthage on a Modern Languages Scholarship. While here, he earned a DAAD scholarship in spring 2014 and a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany in 2015-16.

“Getting to know the people in both my programs was easily the best part of my experience, professors and fellow students alike, and I keep in contact with many of them to this day.”

Matthew Wehmeier, ’15

How did Carthage prepare you?

“My experience as a German major allowed me to live abroad not once, but twice; first in Berlin for a semester as a student, and then in Jena, Thuringia, as an English teaching assistant through the Fulbright Program. I use my language skills on a near-daily basis studying at the University of Chicago, and I would not be able to complete my master’s thesis without the skills I learned at Carthage.”

How has your liberal arts education benefitted you?

“My German language skills were indispensable on a daily basis when I went to teach in Jena, and I was able to use them to make connections with other young people in the area.”